Wearing Green, Hard to Be Seen – Mercedes Benz AMG GT R

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Its conquered the ’Ring. So how well will the sportified AMG GT R handle Portimao?

Intimidation, it turns out, is green. And wide, loud, long of bonnet, short of temper, fat of tyre and hairy of arse. Yes, the AMG GT R is a supercar. It conforms to all the tropes except the one that demands the engine should be behind the driver.

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Revised S-Class Will Include Self-Driving Functions Too

The updated S-Class will spearhead Mercedes-Benz’s use of next-level autonomous technology by offering an extended range of driver assistance systems that will eventually feature on all of the company’s models. The new features include Active Distance, which can provide fully autonomous acceleration and braking within legal speed limits on a route programmed into the car’s upgraded navigation system. Continue reading “Revised S-Class Will Include Self-Driving Functions Too”

DMS AMG C63 S

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The automotive industry’s widespread shift to turbocharging should be very good news indeed for engine tuners. With nothing more than an ECU remap the likes of DMS can achieve massive power and torque gains, but they’re locked in a tug-of-war with manufacturers who are trying to protect their carefully aligned model hierarchies.

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Mercedes-AMG “Project One” Preview

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What it is: Internally called Project One, this top-level hypercar (think Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder) is being designed to mark the pinnacle of race-car engineering with extensive technology transfer from Formula 1. Coincidentally, it will also mark AMG’s 50th anniversary. It’s not intended to crack top-speed records like the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, but it is intended to be supremely capable on the racetrack.

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Maybach Puts Its Luxury Touch on Wild Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Ultra-luxury Merc-Maybach G650 Landaulet will act as this G-Class’s last hurrah

Mercedes-Benz is sending the original military grade G-Class off in style with the unveiling of a four-seat G650 Landaulet range-topping model badged as a Mercedes-Maybach. It is the latest in a growing number of high-priced models from the Maybach sub-brand.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Coupé

ALTHOUGH ITS MAKER calls it a coupe, there’s no denying that the Mercedes-Benz is one of the brand’s best-selling four-door models. Tellingly, this car also serves as proof that not only do customers not care about the differentiation between a coupe and a sedan, as long as it has four doors and a boot, they are also not concerned about whether their cars are driven by the front or rear wheels. At the right price point, the car will sell like proverbial hotcakes as long as it wears the three-pointed star and looks cool. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Coupé”

Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz recently introduced a new version of the GLA SUV called the GLA 220d 4Matic Activity Edition. Not only does its 2.1-litre diesel engine make more power, but it’s also equipped with Merc’s 4 Matic technology (all-wheel-drive system). To set this model apart from other GLAs, this car gets black decals on the doom, new 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome detailing as well as a new body colour called Mountain Gray. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4Matic”

Are The Revolutionary BMW Autopilot Cars That Safe?

At Villa d’Este, on the banks of Lake Como, Italy, old money puts up with the nouveau riche in the same awkward way that Champagne cocks a snoop at Prosecco. It’s also where the world’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful, silly-money collector’s cars are shown at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza. Here, I had a chance to mingle with automotive historians and futurologists, and between them they confirmed some very’ big trends – like driverless cars. Continue reading “Are The Revolutionary BMW Autopilot Cars That Safe?”

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: It’s Time For Quality Entertainment

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as treading the raw terrain of Corbett National Park, the most beautiful forest in the country, in search of its magnificent wildlife. The early morning breeze that hits you in the face with its damp jungle aroma, rays that insist on peeking through the dense canopy and casting tiny pools of sunlight on the rugged forest floor, and a lingering sense of a big cat presence round every corner— it’s every bit a nature lover’s dream. How about doing it in a luxury SUV? That’s exactly the test we decided to put the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4 MATIC through. But first, we had to get there. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: It’s Time For Quality Entertainment”